Linotype Wapiti - Castlegar, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 18.049 W 117° 38.249
11U E 453654 N 5461092
Quick Description: The Linotype Wapiti is located at the entrance to the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 11:03:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMFDPM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This is a most impressive sculpture, made entirely from a 1913 Linotype printing press. Throughout its transformation it was called the "Rebirth Project". You can read the story of the transformation, including pictures of it disassembled parts and of the Linotype printing press in its entirety. (visit link)

The wapiti (elk) stands 7 feet tall. This amazing accomplishment was by artist: Carl Sean McMahon

Linotype Wapiti was part of the 2011 Castlegar Sculpture Walk and winner of the People's Choice Award and is now on permanent display.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Linotype Wapiti

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Carl Sean McMahon

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2011

Materials used: 1913 linotype printing press parts

Location: Castlegar Airport

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